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‘My Hindutva is much more radical than Tully’s'

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03 Apr 2010 09:34:59 PM IST
I have been implicitly accused by Neha Tara Mehta of Mail Today, to have written the book Hindutva, Sex & Adventures (Roli Books, 2010), about which she says: “Rarely has a novel got as many tongues wagging in Delhi, especially after a few glasses of wine”.The book narrates the story of a South Asia foreign correspondent, John Luyt, who has dodged bullets in Kashmir, reported on Ayodhya, covered Pakistan and interviewed six Indian prime ministers. However, John veers from a British secular outlook, to a ‘soft’ Hindutva stance, which makes him declare: “I do profoundly believe that India needs to be able to say with pride, yes, our civilisation has a Hindu base to it”. There are also some very explicit ‘tantric’ sex scenes with his partner Imla, an Indian journalist (who is decidedly ‘secular’), which made the Times of India say: “The erotica is deliciously steamy and can vie for the Good Sex award, if there’s one. Highly recommended rea…